SSL Certificate has become an important part of every WordPress site since major web browsers like Google Chrome started showing a non-secure warning in the address bar. WordPress already announced that as of 2017 they are going to implement features in the core that will require your website to have HTTPS available. From SEO point of view, HTTPs is also important since Google now consider it as a ranking factor. So if you haven’t switched to HTTPs yet now is the time to do it. In this article, I will show you how you can add a free SSL certificate to your WordPress site and get it up and running in HTTPs.
SiteGround launched Its Cloudflare integration service back in 2012. Since the launch thousands of customers have been using Cloudflare CDN (Content Delivery Network) and its security functionalities on SiteGround. SiteGround just added two new improvements in the Cloudflare packages. First, free SSL is now supported in the free Cloudflare service plan. And second, a new security feature called the “Cloudflare Web Application Firewall” has been introduced in the Cloudflare plus plan.
SiteGround is currently one of the fastest web hosts out there. It’s speed technology and performance make user experience as smooth as possible on both static and dynamic sites. In this SiteGround review, I will review their core features and server technology so we can assess what makes them the best web host in the hosting industry.
I have been looking at WordPress hosting plans of some of the renowned hosting companies this week. Bluehost seems to be ahead of everyone with their Special WordPress Hosting plan. They are offering this shared hosting plan for just $3.95/month (instead of the regular $7.99/month with a massive 50% discount).
All the major web hosts are giving special Black Friday and Cyber Monday discounts on WordPress hosting. You can get up to 60% off based on the type of hosting plan. So if you are planning to move your WordPress site to a better server now would be a great time.